katherine_alvarez

Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is a reporter for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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1205, 2017

On the Cutting Edge

By |May 12th, 2017|

Ilonka Jankovich, venture partner at the Randstad Innovation Fund, is responsible for building an ecosystem in HR tech, making investment decisions and developing strategy for the fund. Since launching in March 2014, the venture capital fund has partnered with startups like Brazen, Crunchr, Gigwalk and HackerRank to fuel innovation in the HR industry. Jankovich recently […]

105, 2017

Changing Colors

By |May 1st, 2017|

Talent marketplaces, online staffing, crowdsourcing, human cloud — they all add up to an ever-increasing collection of terminology to describe the connection of people with work. And then there is the freelancer management system, or FMS, one of the now-venerable terms in this talent lexicon.

Staffing Industry Analysts defines FMS as “a cloud-based workforce management platform […]

2703, 2017

Culture Power

By , , , and |March 27th, 2017|

If companies could bottle and sell what makes their employees happy and productive, they’d make a fortune. However, there are some staffing firms who may not have done exactly that but have created cultures that make their employees feel valued. That approach has consistently boosted the bottom line.

And this is not a new phenomenon. Workforce […]

902, 2017

Meet the 2017 Influencers

By , , , and |February 9th, 2017|

Welcome to the 2017 Staffing 100. We have several new entrants to the list and profiling these leaders reveals how the workforce solutions ecosystem has evolved. Yes, we call it the Staffing 100 list, but we have a host of executives whose companies reflect the world of work: recruitment process outsourcing, MSP and VMS providers […]

111, 2016

Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing North America 50

By , , , , and |November 1st, 2016|

These are the convictions shared by the women in our 2016 Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, the North America 50 list. When we decided last year to design a new list to celebrate women in the industry, it was to chronicle the achievements of a group who dominated the industry but only at […]

110, 2016

A Bold New Generation: Influential millennials in staffing

By , , , and |October 1st, 2016|

Who are they? The millennials in our list are those born between 1982 and 2000. (However, these boundaries are not set in stone, with varied organizations differing slightly on the dates.) Also known as Gen Y, this demographic cohort following Gen X has surpassed the baby boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to […]

103, 2016

When Work Is Fun

By , , and |March 1st, 2016|

When Work is fun. Staffing firms have taken this maxim to heart. They believe investing in building the right company culture yields the right rate of investment.

Staffing Industry Analysts’ seventh annual Best Staffing Firms to Work For contest reveals it’s about giving employees what they want. From treating employees like family to providing ongoing training […]

2202, 2016

2016 Staffing 100

By , , , and |February 22nd, 2016|

Our tradition of honoring staffing’s best continues with the 2016 Staffing 100 list. These influential people in North American staffing have helped in different ways to drive the industry’s growth. Speak to any staffing professional and they will tell you placing people in jobs hourly, short term or long term, is arduous. The details that […]

109, 2015

Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, the North America 50

By , , and |September 1st, 2015|

Welcome to the inaugural Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing list. This list features the North America 50. Here’s how it all began.

We started publishing the Staffing 100 list in 2011. Two years later, we added Europe. The jubilation that accompanies the release of these lists got us thinking about doing a separate one […]

107, 2015

Follow @

By |July 1st, 2015|

Staffing firms explore the power of social media recruiting tools

It was the proverbial water cooler of the Internet. For most staffing firms, social media primarily served as a venue for friends — or colleagues and co-workers — to chit-chat and maybe exchange cute photos. The industry may have been late in jumping on this bandwagon […]